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    March 18, 2013
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good morning. the top stories we are following this monday march 18th. police in alameda are investigating a stabbing that happened at a bar early this morning. we have crews on the scene.
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a memorial is growing for a santa rosa boy killed following a race car accident on saturday. a weeklong test program allowing bicycles on all trains on bart will start today. we have crews on the scene to bring you more coverage coming up. a fight in alameda lead to a stabbing inside a bar overnight. kron four's will tran is live from the scene along the 24-hundred block of central avenue with details. they are still trying to release details on this with no arrests. and waiting for the bar owner to speak to see if they have any surveillance video. >> i guess that it ended behind you? >> and spilled out onto the streets which is why there is blood on the sidewalk,
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which is why there is still a crime scene. they spoke to a young lady but not exactly what she told them. i tried to speak with her but she was too scared to call to me. >> 6:th zero02a.m.a memorial is growing for a santa rosa boy killed following a car at marysville raceway park on saturday. friends and family of 14- year-old marcus johnson have been stopping by the memorial outside his family's muffler shop. police say the boy was one of two people killed when a race car sped out of control during a warmup lap on a race track in marysville and crashed into the pit area. 68-year-old dale wondergem of grass valley was also killed.
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authorities say the boy is the cousin of the driver of the race car.who was not injured. chase johnson was behind the wheel during saturday's fatal crash. the petaluma high school senior has also been a competitive racer since a young age.his website reveals that he comes from 4 generations of race car drivers. the 17 year old lives in penngrove.a town outside petaluma. some of the championships he's won have been at the petaluma speedway. his shop teacher at petaluma high says chase is a good student. one of several kids at the school that are very involved in the sport. to lose a family member is very difficult. 14 year old marcus johnson.known by the nickname m-j was a lifelong racer.starting with smaller vehicles like go karts.since
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he was five years old.here you can see him posing with a trophy in this snapshot here..alongside his older cousin chase.who you see on the right hand side of the screen. that young man..now 17.was behind the wheel during saturday's fatal crash. chase johnson has also been a competitive racer since a young age.his website reveals that he comes from 4 generations of race car drivers.the 17 year old lives in penngrove.a town outside petaluma..some of the championships he's won have been here at the petaluma speedway.the teen is a senior at petaluma high school. his shop teacher says chase is a good student.one of several kids at the school that are very involved in the sport. chase johnson's website lists marcus as a member of sherriff department. reports official member of the pit crew, and his presence in the pit area is still being investigated. the vicitim's identity is continue their also in vallejo, four people were hurt whenove th a thrift store. one of those injured included the driver. the seriousness of the injured to the driver and other customers are not know. the cause of the crash is also under investigation. >> a weeklong test program allowing bicycles on all trains on bart will start today. the pilot program is the second test expansion of bicycle access to bart this year.
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currently, bikes are banned from all trains during commute hours, a policy that has been the subject of protest from bicycle commuters for years. the pilot program, which will run through friday. will still prohibit bikes in the front three cars of all trains during commute hours and from the first car at all times for safety reasons. if the second pilot is deemed a success, bart staff will return to the board with a proposal for permanent changes to bike policy. in august, commuters in san francisco, san jose and up and down the peninsula won't need to own bikes to pedal to many destinations. they will be able to borrow and return hundreds of bicycles at dozens of kiosks. the bay air quality management district is rolling out a seven-million- dollar test program in august to loan bikes to residentatured 700
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taking a look at wall street this morning. >> futures trading shows all three indexes in the negative this morning. as investors will be
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looking for the stock market to rebound today. the three major indexes all fell friday. investors say the biggest disappointment was the failure of the dow jones industrial average to continue it's winning streak, the longest in 17 years. we'll be watching the stock market this morning starting at 6:30 with the opening bell. >> in bay area news. lanes have reopened on 680 this morning after a deadly crash shut down the interstate. the accident happened on northbound 680 at the rudgear road offramp in walnut creek. a total of four vehicles including a motorcycle were involved in the crash. police say details of exactly what happened remain unclear, but one car, a nissan, burst into flames after the crash. witnesses told investigators that the motorcycle and another vehicle were driving recklessly before the crash. the motorcyclist was killed. the crash remains under investigation and investigators are asking anyone who witnessed the crash or the events leading up to it to call police.
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>> transit officials say the much-hyped ferry service between oakland and south san francisco has not been living up to expectations. the 42-million dollar service was launched nine months ago and operates seven trips each weekday. however, officials say ridership is less than a third of what they were hoping for during the ferries' first year on the bay. now, in an effort to boost ridership, the ferry operator wants to spend another 230-thousand dollars to add more trips. it would include a third afternoon trip to the east bay and two midday trips a week between south san francisco and pier 41. a beautiful view from the south bay the tail lights are northbound, so far, so good. your commute into your weather coming up.
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>> welcome back. the interstate 580, there has been in the accident at the dublin pleasanton interchange. the vehicle was in the left lane is clear but there is still residual slowing. adding to the delays. however, it has backed things up. with a
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normally extra 15 minutes to your drive. the lanes are clear. and looking at the bridges. has the metering lights are active. bell longer just a back up but it is starting to back up. in the fast track. nine minutes-11 minutes. and it looks like there is a tow truck. but no delays reported because of it. the golden gate also is smooth trip as you go from marin county incident-free. still a pretty decent for public transit.
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>> it also looks clearer but there are some high clouds up above. we are starting mainly the 40's and oakland. keep in mind wheat to have some 30's. that is mainly in the north bay valleys. you can see by noon, mainly 60s. upper 60s for the livermore valley. pretty chilly along the coast. take a look at the yellow. the possibility of some of 70's. even 50s, later. . 70's through
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cupertino. fairfield, danville, and the 60s through vallejo. downtown san francisco at 62 degrees. we do have some changes to talk about. there will be an increasing cloud coverage as this system out to the pacific will bring rainfall to the area of that is a slow-moving system. heavy rain could begin overnight. just in time for your commute. allowing yourselves some extra time. just below 60s. on to world news. catholics gathered aroundin world news.
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catholics from around the world gathered over the weekend to see and hear the new pope. more than 200-thousand people packed saint peter's square on sunday. pope francis greeted them all from the window of the papal apartment and also came face-to-face with some well-wishers, after leaving vatican grounds to meet them following morning mass. some worshippers say that they feel that the new pope appears to have a strong connection with the public. >> some of people are so happy. >> watching that video. they were really connecting to the people. it will be released early. we will bring you live coverage. if you want to get up that early? go to our new channel. comcast 193 for the latest news, as well as our facebook and twitter feed. www.kron4.com 6:19 installed
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in saint peters bringing the "papal installation" live to you starting at 1:30 tomorrow morning. a senior u.s. military official visiting seoul is sending a message to both koreas: warning north korea over recent threats and reassuring south korea that military backing won't be hurt by a u.s. budget debate. deputy secretary of defense ashton carter told reporters that the north's threats would only deepen washington's defense commitment to seoul. ashton said deep u.s. budget cuts won't alter pentagon efforts to make south korean defense a priority. china has bypassed britain as the world's fifth largest arms exporter. the volume of chinese weapons exports rose by 162 percent from 2008-2012. the stockholm international peace research institute says the largest buyer of chinese weapons has been pakistan, which accounts for 55 percent of the country's exports.
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the u.s. remains the world's top arms exporter, with 30 percent of the global volume. russia is second with 26 percent, germany third with 7 percent, and france fourth with 6 percent. six men have been arrested following the gang-rape and robbery of swiss tourists in central india. the group will appear in court today. the swiss woman and her husband were on a cycling tour across india and had set up camp when a group of men allegedly assaulted them, beating the husband and raping the wife. the case comes at a time in india when there are calls for stricter laws on sexual assault and changes in cultural attitudes toward women. a december gang-rape on a new dehli bus that killed a woman spurred protests in india, where most women have stories of sexual harassment and abuse on public transportation or on the streets. all classes are cancelled at the university of central florida this morning -- following the discovery of a student's body and
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explosives. 500 students were evacuated from a dorm building after someone called 9-1-1 and reported a person with a gun. police arriving found a person dead inside a dorm room of an apparent suicide. they also found an assault weapon and what they call "improvised explosive devices" new this morning. a trial is set to begin this morning in new york city over the police department's controversial tactic of stopping, questioning, and sometimes frisking people on the street. more than a hundred police officers, scholars, and lawmakers are expected to testify about the policy that has seen mostly african american and hispanic men stopped by police in the past decade. many people say they were targeted because of their race. a white house official confirms assistant u-s attorney general thomas perez will be offered up as the next secretary of labor. some republican opposition is expected when president obama nominates perez today. if confirmed by the senate,
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perez, who has been head of the justice department's civil rights division for 3½ years, would take over the labor department as obama undertakes several worker- oriented initiatives, including an overhaul of immigration laws and an increase in the minimum wage. two star high school football players from ohio are heading to a juvenile jail. ♪ ♪ yeeeowwww! hot mess hot mess ♪ your'e a hot kind of love
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the two teenagers -- 17- year-old "trent mays" and 16-year-old "ma'lik richmond" -- were convicted of raping a 16 year old girl following an alcohol- fueled party last summer.
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but now ohio's attorney general is calling for a grand jury investigation to see whether other teens, and even coaches, parents and school officials broke the law by not speaking up sooner. >> we had other evidence that we've wanted to present and this community desperately wants this behind them and desperately know that justice has been done. >> both teens addressed the court and apologized for their behavior. mays was sentenced to a minimum of two years in a juvenile correctional facility. richmond was sentenced to a minimum of one year -- but both could be in detention until they are 21. a small plane crash in indiana has killed two people and injured several others.
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authorities say the private jet crashed into at least three houses yesterday afternoon. the jet was apparently experiencing mechanical trouble when it crashed. officials also say three other people were taken to the hospital with non life- threatening injuries. 6:27 just moments away from the opening bell on wall street. and speak to rob blog at 6:45 ♪ [ telephone ringing ]
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>> yes that pretty much describes it. through dublin. from the roadway it managed to patch things up. nearly 50 minutes from the dublin interchange. that is only four minutes of of the commute time. 37 minutes. this is slowly recovering. >> this live look at downtown san jose. no fog but high, scattered clouds. it looks like we will see an increasing cloud coverage but temperatures into the 60s. the rainfall will begin for the evening hours. steady rainfall overnight. with wet roadways. full details coming up.
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>> there is been a staffing in a bar of overnight. will tran? >> 8--stabbing...-live you walk you through exactly what happened. this started on central avenue. six people were involved they are reading for a clean up crew and forensics from the blood on the sidewalk. this happened around 1:50. we do know that there were people that cut on the neck, and he refused treatment and left
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the scene. they did speak to some witnesses but so far, no arrests and no description. >> 6:32. a memorial is growing for a santa rosa boy killed following a race car accident on saturday. a memorial is growing for a santa rosa boy killed following a car at marysville raceway park on saturday. friends and family of 14- year-old marcus johnson have been stopping by the memorial outside his family's muffler shop. police say the boy was one of two people killed when a race car sped out of control during a warmup lap on a race track in marysville and crashed into the pit area. 68-year-old dale wondergem of grass valley was also killed. authorities say the boy is the cousin of the driver of the race car.who was not injured.
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chase johnson was behind the wheel during saturday's fatal crash. investigation. also in vallejo, a weeklong test program taking a look at wall street this morning. police say details of exactly what happened remain unclear, but one car, a nissan, burst into flames
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after the crash. witnesses told investigators that the motorcycle and investigation and investigators are asking anyone who witnessed the
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collecting evidence of abuse area. petaluma police responded to a string of alcohol related accidents over the weekend and made four arrests. the first crash happened saturday night around six in the evening at petaluma blvd a 22 year old was arrested. the second crash happened on windsor drive and west haven way, a 17 year old arrested in this incident. and a third accident happened early sunday morning near sutter streeet, and a 19 year old was taken petaluma police said they alcohol-involved collisions saturday night and sunday the first crash occurred pedestrian, 22-year-old matthew bushner, was struck boulevard north and washington street, police police arrested petaluma
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of felony drunk driving and felony hit and run after he blood alcohol level almost prior drunk driving violated his probation, according to police. he posted $30,000 bail and was released. a second crash was reported at 10:23 p.m. at windsor drive and west haven way at a roundabout, police said. a allegedly lost control of several street signs before coming to a stop, according he was arrested after he was alcohol level of.19 percent at 1:19 a.m., a motorist driver, police said. police pulled over petaluma bernal-rubalcava, 19, and found he had a blood alcohol he was arrested and booked into sonoma county jail. a final crash occurred at 4:19 a.m. on ely boulevard sutter street when a vehicle drive into the pedestrian center of the road intended to provide a safe place for police arrested petaluma resident brian burdette, 19, after he was the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs. a d-u-i and license checkpoint in santa rosa leads to multiple arrests over the weekend. santa rosa police arrested five for driving under the influence. without a license and four others for driving with a suspended license.
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complete bay area numbers are expected to be released soon. an elderly man was found shot dead at a vallejo home over the weekend. it happened in a home on hichborn street late last night. the victim was found on the property dead with apparent gunshot wounds. vallejo an elderly man was found shot dead at a home on hichborn street this evening, according to vallejo police. police were called to the home at 408 hichborn st. at after shots were heard, according to sgt. kevin coelho. the victim was found on the property deceased with apparent gunshot wounds, coelho said. his identity is beind withheld, pending notification of next of kin. thick columns of smoke could be seen hanging over antioch, brentwood and oakley due to a grass fire on sherman island. this was the startling sight people in the east bay saw yesterday. according to fire officials, the blaze started around 3- the island. it's located where the sacramento and san joaquin rivers meet. kron 4 viewers sent in these firefighters have decided to let the grass fire burn itself out since no structures are threatened. new this morning. a weeklong test program allowing bicycles on all trains on bart bart mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! don't stress. we can figure this out.
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>> good morning. a family and a los angeles this morning the death of their calleda swarm of bees attacked and killed a north hollywood, calif., family's dog after a neighbor cut down a tree that housed a hive saturday. --killling their dog..
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according to ktla, the man fled down the street, but babe, the 5-year-old pitbull, could not get away in time. neighbors said that small children were playing in nearby yards at the time, but no one was hurt. "we've all got kids and dogs," one neighbor told the station. "luckily they didn't hurt any kids, but it's terrible they hurt a dog." los angeles firefighters responded and sprayed foam on the bees to kill them, but the threat will remain until what remains of the tree is removed. it's yet unclear whether the insects were honey bees or the more aggressive, africanized variety. there have been several bee attacks on dogs in southern california in recent years, many of them due to so- called "killer," or africanized bees. a killer bee attack last year killed three of four dogs owned by an altadena, calif. family. in that case, the bees had made a hive inside the family's house in a wall cavity near the water heater. the latest figures in from dataquick show the bay area real estate market took a small hit from january's figures. take a look the median house price in february dropped one-point- eight percent from january's numbers. however. the numbers also show that prices are up 25 percent from last year at experts say with fewer bank owned properties pushing
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prices down, the market is heating back up. memo we will take a look at the weather headlines, traffic and rob black--when we come back. ♪
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>> take a look at the markets. we are also seeing- trading at the s&p. rob black is joining us to break down what is happening on wall street. and really what is driving the dow jones. >> european markets and levyiing a tax... they did not want to bail out and the
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european nations but it is no we were at 10 straight days of a record high. many reasons that this happened is because it wa on down 5 1/2% for however, it looked like it was getting back to normal. >> what is interesting about cyprus is that it is a bit of an analogy like the cayman islands. where there are a lot of money invested offshore? was there any tax consequences? >> they have a bank holiday
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today. seousometimes they will lose confidence and not be able to get their money overseas. >> what about ope housing in the bay area are here today? >> yes this report released from data quick what i think that could derail the stock market's is possibly interest rates. i would see them to say that it would be a good thing for the bull market for the cyprus money situation. >> keeping interest rates low. >> and there are no right answers there is a plus and
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minus. we are going to come back with robert black at 9:15 and 6:48. erica? >> good morning. let me start off with this live look outside this is my favorite shot. we do have high clouds but temperatures our mild. they are-mild -- with plenty of 60s in the south bay and plenty of 60s for fremont 71 expected and the los gatos. certainly, that is possible for fairfield, antioch 63 in richmond. 62 degrees and a 60s in berkeley. 68 in santa
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rosa. the high clouds coming in and low clouds to talk about mainly along the coast. this system out in the pacific is bringing in these clouds. it is not going to arrive until tomorrow evening. again waking up wednesday morning. trekking this with a couple of different forecast models. meanly just cloudy conditions. as we go for the overnight conditions many of this will be wet redwood city and the livermore valley. there rainfall could certainly increase on wednesday morning. all along the altamont pass coming out of tracy. moderate/heavy. on settled tuesday/wednesday.
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mixing things up. as we go towards thursday and friday. temperatures are back into the 70's for saturday & sunday. george? >> thank-you, ericka 580 still a lot of of a hot spot. but let us check the bay bridge toll plaza. the drive times have been a steady with 16 from the macarthur maze and 40-only 12 minutes coming from the nimitz freeway. right in the middle from the east shore. highway 92, the volume is up. the golden gate bridge is also looking good. volume has increased in the last 30 minutes. for the east shore freeway. the drive times of about 18-21 minutes. this
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680 also have the west of 24 not bad. this 680 towards it dublin looking good. around the 5 ft. 0 from dublin looking better but it is still sluggish through the altamont pass. heavier on the northbound julian to the guadeloupe stop & ago. right at the 87 merge. public transit, there have been 2 trains in a rout and they are both on time. when the >> there have been three dozen cavan's s this wild fire continues to go through eastern tennessee. massive nearly three dozen cabins have gone up in flames as a wildfire continues to spread in eastern tennessee. this massive fire started in the brush sunday afternoon. the more than 200 acres
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burned in pigeon forge was more than enough to cause a tremendous amount of damage. the fire ignited nearby cabins, burning at least 35 of them completely. some 25 fire departments arrived to help. people living in nearby cabins have been evacuated. >> lindsay lohan is due back court today for a hearing that will determine when her trial on three misdemeanor charges will begin. a trial on charges that lohan drove recklessly then lied to police following a june car crash could begin later this week. lohan has pleaded not she faces up to 245 days in jail if a judge determines her conduct was a violation of her probation in a 2011 case. [ male announcer ] fact: the 100% electric nissan leaf... 6:652 --. a beautiful morning. is more fun than ever. sees better than ever. ♪ charges faster. and will charge. cool. and heat. from your phone. fact: leaf never needs gas. ever.
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selection sunday released the first round match-ups for the n-c-double-a men's basketball tournament. >> it's better known as
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march madness. the selection committee named louisville as the number one overall seed. the other number one seeds are gonzaga. indiana. and kansas. the cal bears will play u- n-l-v on thursday at the h- p pavillion in san jose. and saint mary's will play middle-tennessee on tuesday when the tournament official starts. >> with a lot of good movies in theaters this weekend lets take a look at which movie took in the most money. "oz the great and powerful" is living up to its name. at least at the box office taking in over 42-million this weekend alone. this makes oz the biggest hit of 2013 so far. other top movies include halle berry's thriller "the call" which took in roughly 17-million dollars. and rounding out the top three is steve carell's magician comedy "the incredible burt wonderstone" grossing a little over ten-mil